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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Kissing

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Ask the Experts

Is HIV transmitted through kissing?

I would like to know if HIV can be transmitted by kissing or if it manifests in sweat and oher hitherto unknown modes of transmission...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Kissing and sweating are not considered as risk factors for the transmission of HIV. Please read related questions and answers on the Safe Sex, Prevention and Transmission forum on the website of The Body.... Read more »

Transmit HIV/AIDS from kissing?

Is it possible to be infected with the HIV/AIDS from kissing with someone with an 1. ulcer?2.... Read more »

Deep kissing and sweat transmit HIV?

I have long deep kissing sessions with a friend who is HIV positive. I waswondering if the length... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

If you were anywhere near a television set last summer, you inevitably heard about that case of HIV infection that appears to have resulted from kissing and kissing alone. And, admit it -- the news gave you at least a moment's pause. You couldn't... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Protocols, Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County

The authors set out to evaluate the use of written protocols for STD screening, the frequency and types of STD tests performed, and the occurrence and frequency of obtaining sexual risk assessments among HIV clinics. The researchers administered a... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Warts It All About? A Look at Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Writing about sex and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is fascinating, frustrating and fun. It's fascinating because I get to read the results of research and studies about the sex lives of ordinary people. It's frustrating because year after... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Sexually Transmitted Diseases 101

Syphilis Chlamydia Cytomegalovirus Gonorrhea Hepatitis B Herpes (HSV) HPV Genital Warts Syphilis Syphilis is a highly treatable disease in which a single painless lesion (chancre) will develop over three to four weeks at the site of entry... Read more »
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hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
this is vipin my age is 26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

HIV THRU KISSING

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Pliz give me all the cases of ppl who acquired the HIV thru kissing, no matter if they had sores or bleeding gums, but ALL of the reported cases of HIV transmitted thru kissing. Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested?

Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure.

Im a 34 year old woman... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »